Balance in Life

Merry Meet All,

This is the first of many Ostaras where I have achieved a balance. I have had a rough time but have emerged the stronger for it. It was sometimes painful and messy. Ostara is about a balance between polarities of light and dark. It can be about finding peace in our lives.

Twice last week I went to the hospital due to a severely sprained muscle in my neck. I took lots of medications and got lots and lots of rest. Today is the first day that I am pain medication free.

I have devoted a large part of my life to the care and companionship of guinea pigs. While I still own a hutch and cage, I no longer have guinea pigs. Sometimes, when I slice carrot or cucumber peels, I catch myself thinking that this time I am not sharing the vegetables with my former furry companions. I have a cat and am pondering whether to have another guinea pig but for now I am content with my cat. This is a huge change for me but I have found a balance or harmony where I least expected it.

The two deities I honor are Brighid and Odin. I always had a Brighid statue and now I own an Odin statue. I feel a balance in that I have a symbolic representation of the two deities and can now work stronger magic with the symbols of Brighid and Odin. The statues are so beautiful. Who knows what that may attract into my life? I already love the change that has brought about in my home from now having the two deity symbols here.

A true balance can bring clarity and harmony. I am enjoying the harmony it has brought me. I hope it continues. It may be a struggle for you to attain the balance or it may be a piece of cake. People should strive to recognize the meaning in the signs in their daily lives. Signs appear and if not recognized, they leave. Paying attention results in more satisfaction. It is the rainbow after the storm. Find your rainbow.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch

Pet Food for our Animal Familiars, or Pets

Merry Meet All,

Anyone who knows me well knows I care a great deal for my furry beloveds. I am proud to say that I have successfully started Shadow on a grain-free, carbohydarate-free, healthier type of cat food. She eats Performatrin now and she likes it. This is positive in that it spares me more problems with her health down the road. This pet food contains no meat by-products. It contains cranberries, birch and dandelion leaves, real chicken, fibers like pea fiber, oat fiber, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or chemical preservatives.

Shadow took to it instantly. I believe it is worth it to invest more dollars to ensure a pet’s health. If we wouldn’t eat it, why expect our pets to?

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch

Poetry

Merry Meet All,

In honor of National Poetry Month, April 2011, I am celebrating the Open Heart Forgery Year One Anthology launch tomorrow. How appropriate. I have been busy whipping up poems lately. Last night, I performed a poetry reading at the Left Bank Reading Series at Just Us Cafe on Spring Garden Road. The other poets were exceptionally talented. I enjoyed the readings.

Tomorrow is the big day. I practiced at the Left Bank Reading Series to be prepared for my reading at the launch. I hope I won’t be too nervous. I am excited about the launch at the Seaport Market.

I hope you all try to find a way to enjoy National Poetry Month and everything else that is taking place this month.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch